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Station 14 - Way Station for Migrating Birds

During any season, the most common bird seen at the EHS O.W.L.S. pond is the mallard duck. We are fortunate to have a few mated pairs remain to nest and raise their young. In the winter, mallards and other water fowl are attracted to the open water sections of the pond due to aeration action from the pond’s diffusion stones. During spring and fall migrations the pond is used as a “way station” or rest stop. Great Blue Herons and the Snowy White Egret can also be seen here dipping their long beaks into the shallows for a tasty treat.

Proceed north to east side of the native grasses section to locate trail marker #15.

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